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  • Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles

    01/15/2017 2:46:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    PamGeller.com ^ | 1-12-17 | Pamela Geller
    Much thanks to Jean-Patrick for reporting on this monumental but ignored court ruling. Also see San Remo mandate: Israel’s Magna Carta (and here). Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles, France Publie par Jean-Patrick Grumberg, Le 12 Janvier 2017 In a historical trial carefully « forgotten » by the media, the 3rd Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles declares that Israel is the legal occupier of the West Bank*. When I first learned that the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that West bank settlements and occupation of Judea Samaria by...
  • Marine's Epic Response to Barack Obama's Farewell Speech will Wake America the H*ll Up

    01/12/2017 6:51:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    YesI'mRight ^ | Elvin Bartley
    President Barack Obama took the stage yesterday for the last time, in a farewell speech that summed up his Presidency, to a crowd of die­hard liberals. Here’s some highlights from Obama’s speech: video at source However, one marine known only as “J” contacted us to publish his response to Obama’s farewell speech, and essentially his entire Presidency. We can’t agree more. Here is the letter in its entirety. This Is Your Legacy Mr. President, “For the first time, I can say that I’m proud of my country.” No, these aren’t my words, they’re the words of your wife when you...
  • Fake News Media Go To War With Trump-CNN and Buzzfeed go all in

    01/12/2017 5:04:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 71 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    CNN and Buzzfeed go all in on unsubstantiated dossier of anti-Trump "intelligence." The leftwing online “news” outlet Buzzfeed disgraced itself by publishing a widely discredited document making unsubstantiated charges against President–elect Donald Trump, purporting to tie Mr. Trump to compromising information that the Russian government had allegedly collected on him. The allegations regurgitated by Buzzfeed came from a “dossier” which, Buzzfeed said on its site, was “compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official.” The site tried to cover itself with a warning: “The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors.” Buzzfeed’s own editor, Ben Smith, admitted that he...
  • The 18th Hole-Some thoughts at the end of the Obama presidency

    01/12/2017 4:56:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | Bruce Bawer
    All these years later, it can be hard to remember quite what it was like. For the very youngest members of today's electorate, it's something that happened when they were just children. Even those of us who have been casting presidential ballots for decades may have trouble recollecting exactly how it felt. Because in the entire history of the Republic, there's never been anything quite like it.  Around a decade ago, during a brief visit to New York, I had dinner with an old friend of mine who is highly intelligent and supremely level-headed and certainly not the type to...
  • Obama Advances Arafat’s Agenda-The Radical-in-Chief's war on Israel ensues unabated

    01/12/2017 4:51:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | Kenneth Levin
    At the Camp David talks in July, 2000 hosted by President Clinton, Yasser Arafat rejected the proposals for a final status agreement put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and offering Arafat virtually all the territories beyond the pre-1967 armistice lines. He rejected as well Clinton’s suggested amendments to Barak’s offer. Nor did Arafat submit any alternative proposals. The reason for Arafat’s tack was not difficult to discern for anyone who had been paying attention to what the Palestinian leader had been saying and doing since the inception of the Oslo Accords in 1993. It was not that he...
  • Farewell, Radical-in-Chief-Obama says goodbye to a nation he despises

    01/11/2017 5:52:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 11, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    President Barack Hussein Obama bid farewell last night to the nation he despises in what was, for him, a mercifully brief speech. “America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started,” he said in all apparent seriousness. After sending aid and comfort to an Islamic supremacist dictator in Egypt, he falsely claimed to have pulled the rug out from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear weapon program. The Nobel Peace Prize winner left out how his illegal war destabilized Libya and the fact that the U.S. military deeply distrusts him. He pretended the economy is going gangbusters...
  • David Horowitz Attacked During Senatorial Witch-Hunt of Jeff Sessions

    01/11/2017 5:44:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Frontpagemag.com
    Editors' note: David Horowitz was used as a pawn today in the senatorial witch-hunt of Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's choice for Attorney General. Senator Richard Blumenthal thoughtlessly passed on malicious slanders against Horowitz from the mis-named “Rights Coalition” led by the leftist Alliance for Justice. Blumenthal's attempt at a smear-job backfired when Sessions praised Horowitz's work and refused Blumenthal's demand that he disavow Horowitz and the Freedom Center. Instead, Blumenthal helped introduce David Horowitz's work and the Freedom Center to a new generation of patriots. Below is Horowitz's refutation of the slanders. In a press release expressing concern over the...
  • The Hate Group That Tracks Down 'Hate Groups'-The despicable Southern Poverty Law Center

    01/10/2017 5:24:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 9, 2017 | John Perazzo
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 by two Alabama attorneys, Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. The latter served as the Center's legal director from 1971-76, but it was Dees, who views the U.S. as an irredeemably racist nation, who would emerge as the long-term “face” of the organization. Identifying itself as a “nonprofit civil rights organization” committed to “fighting hate and bigotry” while “seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society,” SPLC describes the United States as a country “seething with racial violence” and “intolerance against those who are different.” “Hate in America is a dreadful,...
  • NETANYAHU, CONGRESS, AIPAC AND THE PLO-The whitewashing of the PLO must end.

    01/10/2017 5:13:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 10, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-controlled PA encouraged the attack. As Khaled Abu Toameh wrote for the Gatestone Institute, in the aftermath of last month’s US-enabled passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criminalizes Israel, the PA went on the warpath. . Among other things, Muhammad Abu Shtayyeh, who serves as a close adviser to PLO chief and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas called for an intensification of terrorist attacks against Israelis. Shtayyeh...
  • Obama’s ephemeral legacy anchored in delusion

    01/09/2017 6:44:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/09/17 | LAWRENCE SELLIN
    n the end America went her own way as if the Obamas had never come. That is a paraphrase of the last sentence, “In the end China went her own way as if the Americans had never come," of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman's book "Sand Against the Wind -- Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45." Like Tuchman’s description of the American experience in China, the policies of Barack Obama failed largely because they “were not indigenous demands of the society and culture to which they were being offered.” Obama ended his administration as it began, with...
  • Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

    01/09/2017 6:41:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Storms in California have toppled one of America's most famous trees - the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The giant sequoia was known for having a hole cut through its trunk - big enough for a car to drive through. The tree, estimated to be more than 1,000-years-old, was felled by the strongest storm to have hit the area in more than a decade. California and Nevada have been hit by unusually high rainfall levels, leading to flooding and falling trees. The Calaveras Big Trees Association first reported that the drive-through Pioneer Cabin Tree - carved 137 years ago - was no...
  • Let’s send home those ‘expat’ species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits

    01/09/2017 6:35:48 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1-9-17 | Jules Howard
    <p>First, a confession. Many years ago, I worked as a press officer for a small national wildlife charity. I found this quite a challenging job at the time, not least because the creatures whose declining fortunes I was promoting were frogs and toads, and national news editors have far less interest in frogs and toads than you might imagine. For many years, while my peers in other wildlife charities garnered all sorts of front-page stories, I failed to make even a news in brief section with my stories.</p>
  • Palestinians Hand Out Sweets to Celebrate Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack

    01/09/2017 5:55:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Palestinians took to the streets and social media on Sunday to celebrate the truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem in which 4 IDF soldiers were killed, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. In the Gaza Strip, the ruling Hamas terror group praised the attack, calling it a “natural response to the Israeli occupier’s crimes” and proof that the “Jerusalem Intifada” was not over. Since September 2015, Palestinian terrorists have killed 40 Israelis in an ongoing surge of violence. A short time after Sunday’s attack — which was carried out by a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber — people in Gaza...
  • Lone Ranger Arrested in California! (gun control)

    01/07/2017 5:25:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    The Lone Ranger was arrested in Lone Pine, California today for the crime of illegally transferring silver bullets. The famed masked man had just apprehended an armed felon after shooting the gun out of his hand. As was his practice for the last eighty years, he gave a silver bullet to the outlaw’s victim. She was a kindly old widow who was robbed and held captive by the desperado. This lady, grateful that her life and property were restored, treasured the silver bullet as a symbol that justice was done. The trouble started when she showed the bullet to her...
  • Democrats Will Lose a Wall Brawl

    01/06/2017 4:41:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | JAN. 6, 2017 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When it looked like Republicans would nominate to the presidency a man who, at least on paper, was the candidate most likely to lose to Hillary Clinton in November, it was the right’s immigration hawks who earned the harshest recriminations. I joined a once voluminous group of right-leaning authors who imprudently castigated proponents of a hard line on immigration for scuttling a bipartisan immigration reform bill and turning 2016 into a referendum on their view. Clinton’s inevitable victory would ensure that her vision for immigration reform—amnesty without additional border security—would be foisted upon Americans. I was right about the referendum...
  • The Anti-Semitism the Left Ignores

    01/06/2017 4:39:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | 1-3-17 | EVELYN GORDON
    Writing in Haaretz this week, sociologist Eva Illouz wondered why many Israeli and American Jews, usually so sensitive to any hint of anti-Semitism, seem untroubled by the undeniable anti-Semitism of some of Donald Trump’s supporters. It’s a fair question that deserves a serious answer, which Illouz signally failed to provide: She resorted to the lazy leftist’s favorite tactic of stigmatizing her opponents as racist ultra-nationalists, thereby absolving herself of the need to try to understand what they actually think. But since her pseudo answer doesn’t negate the validity of her question, let me try to provide a real one. A...
  • At Joshua’s Tomb: 10 Jews Come to Pray, Arabs Stone Them, Jews Get Arrested

    01/06/2017 4:33:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-5-17 | David Israel
    en Jews who came to pray Wednesday night at the tomb of Biblical Joshua in the village of Kifl Haris, near Ariel, were attacked by stone throwing local Arabs – but when they called security forces for help they were promptly arrested, the Honenu legal aid society reported. According to Honenu, which represents the detainees, the group entered the village, which is located in Area B, making it legal for Jews to enter (unlike Area A wich is entirely under Palestinian Authority control), and at some point the resident Arabs started pelting the vehicle with stones. The group managed to...
  • Will Trump Embrace Bush’s Letter?

    01/06/2017 4:29:53 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Commentary ^ | JAN. 6, 2017 | JONATHAN S. TOBIN
    President Obama came into office determined to create more “daylight” between the U.S. and Israel. But, as was evident from his first days in office until his parting shot at the United Nations Security Council last month, he was particularly obsessed with Israeli settlements. Though defenders of the administration’s abstention on a vote declaring the Jewish presence beyond the June 1967 lines illegal claim there was continuity between this stand and those of Obama’s predecessors, the fact remains the president’s position on settlements was a departure from that of the man he succeeded. As Elliott Abrams wrote last week in...
  • Real liberals must shun Palestinian colonialism

    01/06/2017 5:39:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-6-17 | Melanie Phillips
    Palestinian colonialism means the Palestine cause is one that liberals must condemn and shun. Palestinians with swastika PALESTINIANS HOLD a sign depicting a swastika during clashes at Kalandiya checkpoint on the road to Jerusalem in 2010. . (photo credit:REUTERS) With Israel still looking down the barrel of a diplomatic gun as the Obama presidency approaches its final days, it’s high time to change the narrative. Western progressives define themselves through various fixed positions. They are against racism. They are against colonialism. They are against ethnic cleansing. They are against police states. And they are against antisemitism. So there is a...
  • Palestinians Reject John Kerry’s Two-State Solution

    01/06/2017 5:37:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-5-17 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a plan last week at the State Department for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on “a broad consensus on balanced principles that would satisfy the core needs of both sides.” Kerry’s plan was criticized by Israelis for focusing on settlements and giving away Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. This week, a senior Palestinian figure rejected it for a more fundamental reason: Palestinians refuse to accept a Jewish state. Palestinian Media Watch notes that Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Hanan Ashram — a frequent spokesperson for the Palestinian cause in...
  • “Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers”-jihad on churches -- including those in America and Europe

    01/05/2017 4:46:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 5, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers” The jihad on churches -- including those in America and Europe. Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Reports of Muslims torturing, raping, and forcing Christians to embrace Islam continued to mount throughout the month of October.   Alice Assaf, a Christian woman recounted the experiences of Christians—including her son’s execution for refusing to deny his faith—in a village near Damascus at the hands of the Islamic State.  She also told how the Islamic State massacres children in cruel and unusual ways—including by throwing them...
  • American Islamic Scholar: Horrific Antisemitism Rampant Among Muslims Antithetical to Their Religion

    01/05/2017 4:24:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-5-17 | Lea Speyer
    A prominent American Muslim scholar stated publicly last month that his community is rife with “horrific” antisemitism and racism against non-Muslims — something he said is antithetical to the teachings of Islam, the Canadian Jewish News reported. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf — co-founder of the Islamic liberal arts school Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California — made this assertion while addressing the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) conference in Toronto at the end of December. Yusuf bemoaned witnessing fellow Muslims expressing “some of the worst racism,” especially through “anti-Jewish rhetoric.” Referring to his 20-year relationship with Arab Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdullah Bin...
  • The Man Who Most Deserves to Be DNC Chairman

    01/05/2017 4:14:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 5, 2017 | John Perazzo
    The Man Who Most Deserves to Be DNC Chairman Keith Ellison's remarkable ties to Jew-haters, racists, and Islamic supremacists. In a recent interview with the Fox Business Network, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz announced that because of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's past ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, he (Dershowitz) is prepared to “resign [his] membership to the Democratic Party after 50 years of being a loyal Democrat” if Ellison is named as the next DNC chairman. It's actually hard to figure out exactly what's got Mr. Dershowitz in such a snit. It's not as if Ellison represents some type...
  • Belgian actor blasts ‘criminal procreation policies of the Jews in Israel’

    01/04/2017 5:11:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-29-16
    According to a 2014 study by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, the Jewish state has "one of the highest birthrates in the developed world." A well known theatre actor from Belgium told one of his country’s best-read weeklies that he is infuriated by the “procreation policies of the Jews in Israel.” Wannes Cappelle, 37, made his remarks in an interview published Sunday in De Zondag. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. “Those procreation policies of the Jews in Israel, to name one example, is simply a crime. It infuriates me,” Cappelle was...
  • Right from wrong: Kerry's moral turpitude

    01/04/2017 5:08:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-30-16 | Ruthie Blum
    "First he lied about the role the United States played in advancing UN Resolution 2334, which was adopted by the international body’s Security Council a week ago Friday." In a lengthy speech Wednesday to lay out his “vision for Middle East peace,” US Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in customary moral turpitude. First he lied about the role the United States played in advancing UN Resolution 2334, which was adopted by the international body’s Security Council a week ago Friday. Then he defended his administration’s decision to abstain in the vote, rather than veto it, by claiming that the...
  • When President Obama Told Me That Israeli-Palestinian Peace Was Impossible

    01/04/2017 5:05:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-3-17 | Steven Burg
    As many of us are aware, President Obama stumbled at the beginning of his presidency in regard to his relationship with Israel. His speech in Egypt left out the 3,000-year connection between the Jews and the land of Israel, and he put unbearable pressure on Israel during the first few years of his administration. It was in this context that a group of Orthodox Jewish representatives were invited to meet with President Obama in 2012, with his reelection campaign on the horizon. As the managing director of the Orthodox Union at the time, I was invited to participate in this...
  • Trump’s Inauguration Rabbi Slams Obama With Anti-Semitism Charge

    01/04/2017 4:55:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-29-17 | KERRY PICKET
    The rabbi scheduled to deliver remarks at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration charged President Barack Obama as an anti-Semite. According to a Wednesday news release sent to Mic News, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will participate in the January 20th inauguration ceremony with five other faith leaders. The five other faith leaders speaking at Trump’s inauguration announced by the transition team Wednesday are: Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York; the Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center; the Rev. Franklin...
  • The Chicago Farewell-more dangerous nation is the president’s legacy

    01/04/2017 4:50:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “On Tuesday, January 10,” President Obama said Monday in Hawaii, “I’ll go home to Chicago to say my grateful farewell to you, even if you can’t be there in person.” The president sees his remarks “as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here.”  Since 2009, the president added, “we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger. That’s because we have never let go of a belief...
  • Obama Administration Set for One Last Strike at Israel-Paris peace conference, Turtle Bay aftermath

    01/04/2017 4:48:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-4-17 | P. David Hornik
    A week and a half ago President Obama gave the order for the U.S. to abstain on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, thereby—effectively—voting in favor and allowing the resolution to pass. As I noted, the resolution goes beyond “moral equivalency” by obfuscating Palestinian terror and incitement while branding Jewish life beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines a “flagrant violation under international law” and a “major obstacle…to peace.” But the administration wasn’t through with Israel. A few days later, with the Middle East aflame from Yemen to Iraq to Syria to Libya to Sudan and Iranian expansionism on the march, Secretary of...
  • The PLO’s zero-sum game

    01/03/2017 5:20:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-3-16 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Israeli peace movement has been based on one thing: hope. Members of the peace movement hoped the PLO’s war with Israel could be resolved through compromise. Proponents of peace with the PLO hoped that Yasser Arafat and his terrorist minions weren’t truly committed to Israel’s destruction. . The two-state formula was based on the hope that Israel could reach an accommodation with the PLO. To wit, in exchange for parts of Judea and Samaria and Gaza (no one was talking about Jerusalem), Israeli peaceniks, who over...
  • What About Jewish-Owned Land Beyond the Green Line?

    01/03/2017 5:08:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    {Originally posted to the Point of No Return website} Israel is reeling from the passing of the controversial resolution UNSC 2334 last week. The resolution which passed without the usual US veto, ‘breaks new ground’ by declaring all Israeli settlement on the land east of the 1967 Green line ‘illegal’. Time to revisit the Clash of Cultures blog on this fraught subject. The reality on the ground is far more complex than the international community believes. The idea that the territories beyond the Green Line should be Jew-free received a ringing endorsement from Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas just as...
  • Black Lives Matter offshoot embraces anti-Semitism, engages with terrorists

    01/03/2017 5:02:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-30-16 | Paul Miller
    Over the Christmas weekend, Chicago surpassed the 750-murder mark for 2016. But as blacks lay dying on the streets of Chicago’s South and West Sides, a Black Lives Matter offshoot is more interested in traveling overseas to learn “resistance” from terrorists. The Dream Defenders bills itself as “an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing.” But an investigation conducted by the Haym Salomon Center reveals the group’s embrace of anti-Semitism and collaboration with a State Department-designated terror group. In August, Black Lives Matter singled out Israel for condemnation, declaring it an “apartheid” state engaged in “genocide.” These...
  • Reactions By Palestinian Leaders And Palestinian Press Following UNSC Adoption Of Resolution 2334

    12/31/2016 1:56:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-30-16
    Reactions By Palestinian Leaders And Palestinian Press Following UNSC Adoption Of Resolution 2334 Against Israel's Settlements: 'An Historic Day And A Victory For International Legitimacy' By: D. Hazan and C. Jacob* Introduction UN Security Council Resolution 2334, adopted on December 23, 2016, and according to which Israel's establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, have no legal validity and constitute a flagrant violation under international law,[1] was received with great excitement in the Palestinian Authority (PA). Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas called it a declaration by the world that the settlements were illegal. Likewise, Palestinian officials...
  • Egyptian News Reveals Minutes Of Palestinian Authority Meeting With Kerry,Rice,Coordination On 2334

    12/31/2016 1:50:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-30-16
    Egyptian Daily Close To Egyptian Intelligence Reveals Minutes Of Secret Palestinian Authority Meeting With John Kerry, Susan Rice; U.S.-Palestinian Coordination On UNSC 2334; Rice Says Trump Administration's Policy Will Be 'Dangerous' In mid-December 2016, a Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation met in Washington with officials from the outgoing Obama administration for secret talks. On December 27, the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabi', which is close to Egyptian intelligence services, published an exposé of the minutes of the secret talks. According to the report, by Ahmed Gomaa, the Palestinian delegation included PLO Executive Committee secretary and negotiating team leader Saeb Erekat; Palestinian...
  • Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike

    12/30/2016 7:37:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 30, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    The next stage in Obama's all-out assault on Israel. Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday was the second. . On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At France’s lame duck President François Hollande’s international conference, the foreign ministers of some 50 states are expected to adopt as their own Kerry’s anti-Israel principles. The next day it will be Obama’s turn. Obama can be expected to use the occasion of Martin...
  • Housing Units and Double Standards-Obama’s outrage about Palestinians illegal housing units?

    12/30/2016 7:34:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 30, 2016 | Joseph Puder
    Housing Units and Double Standards Where is Obama’s outrage about the Palestinians building 15,000 illegal housing units? The Obama Administrations unprecedented vote to abstain rather than cast the traditional veto on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334, was, in the words of Professor Alan Dershowitz, “nasty” and referring to Obama as pulling a “bait and switch.” In a Fox-News interview, Dershowitz related that President Obama called him to ask for his support. Obama, Dershowitz recalled, said, “I will always have Israel’s back.” Dershowitz added, he indeed “stabbed” Israel in the back.  The Obama administration rejection of the traditional...
  • JOHN KERRY’S FAREWELL STAB AT ISRAEL-fitting conclusion to a disastrous tenure as secretary of state

    12/29/2016 4:26:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 29, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    On December 28th, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a rambling truth-challenged defense of the Obama administration’s scandalous decision allowing the United Nations Security Council to pass its most egregious anti-Israel resolution yet. Security Council Resolution 2334, which was adopted last Friday, denounced Israel’s settlements activities as illegal and destructive to the prospects of a two-state solution. Kerry concluded his 73 minute speech by outlining six principles to guide direct negotiations of a final status agreement on all outstanding issues, giving some indication that the Obama administration does not intend to use the Security Council to impose complete parameters...
  • Netanyahu: Arabs ‘ethnically cleansed’ Jews from West Bank

    12/29/2016 4:24:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-29-16 | Herb Keinon
    Netanyahu pointed out that in 1929, the Arabs massacred the Jews in Hebron; in 1948, Jews were expelled and murdered in Gush Etzion, Kalya (near the Dead Sea) and Atarot, north of Jerusalem. Funeral of a Jewish victim of the 1929 Hebron Massacre Not Israel but the Arabs are responsible for “altering the demographic composition” of the West Bank by ethnically cleansing the area of Jews in 1948, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, continuing his aggressive rhetoric against Friday’s anti-settlement resolution at the UN. “The anti-Israel resolution that just passed in the UN Security Council is based on...
  • Our new president will have to make the UN pay for what his predecessor has done to Israel

    12/28/2016 4:43:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Spectator.org ^ | 12-26-16 | JED BABBIN
    My college roommate Ed Atkins and I were commissioned second lieutenants in the US Air Force the day before we graduated in June 1970. My eyes were lousy and Ed’s weren’t, so our paths diverged. I went to law school and he went to flight school, the lucky dog. After all, the mission of the Air Force is “to fly and to fight.” He was going to do it, and I was being trained to risk only paper cuts in the law library. I was (and still am) jealous as hell. Fresh from a combat tour in Vietnam, during which...
  • The Other Israel (Taiwan)

    12/28/2016 4:39:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    Israel, through no fault of its own, is a pariah nation almost completely surrounded by larger nations that do not even recognize the existence of the State of Israel. Iran routinely refers to Israel as the "Little Satan," and European nations typically take overtly anti-Israeli policies to curry favor with Islam. Yet Israel is not alone in being disparaged for no reason other than that it is small and its enemies are large. Taiwan, the Republic of China, is a free land that has political and civil values precisely like what we ought to want the rest of the world...
  • Joining the Jackals (US, Israel)

    12/28/2016 4:35:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 1980
    THE AMERICAN vote against Israel in the Security Council Friday was, in a sense, the essential Carter. There was no good reason of state for the United States to reverse its previous refusal (twice to condemn Israel for expelling two West Bank mayors -- not least because a change would mark its previous votes as politically motivated. Moreover, the issue of the mayors, who are indeed their people's authentic representatives but are also spokesmen for violence, is more complicated than any U.N. majority -- and certainly Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, who immediately offered the mayors the comforts of the house...
  • OBAMA’S “SHAMEFUL BETRAYAL” OF ISRAEL--Netanyahu calls it right.

    12/28/2016 4:20:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 28, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    If any doubts remained about Obama’s malignant narcissism, historical ignorance, and geopolitical cretinism, the lame-duck-in-chief dispelled them with his abstention at the Security Council vote on a resolution slandering Israeli “settlements” as the foremost obstacle to peace. Undoing this despicable abandonment of a crucial ally should shoot to the top of incoming president Donald Trump’s to-do list. Israeli intelligence has demonstrated that this diplomatic drive-by was orchestrated by Obama himself. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” said...
  • CAIR’S HOOPER: US MUSLIMS’ 'MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES' CAUSE THEM TO FAKE HATE CRIMES

    12/27/2016 5:23:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 51 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Even fake hate crimes are caused by “Islamophobia.” Here’s a new twist: the establishment propaganda media’s narrative that Muslims are always victims is breaking down with the continuing revelations that Muslims have faked “anti-Muslim hate crimes,” and so now ABC News has doubled down: Muslims are victims, you see, because they fake anti-Muslim hate crimes. They’re driven crazy by “Islamophobia,” doncha know. “These false reports unfortunately give ammunition to the industry of Islamophobes who promote the demonization and dehumanization of Islamic Muslims,” says Hamas-linked CAIR’s Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper. “Islamic Muslims,” Ibe? Are there non-Islamic Muslims now? Anyway, note how...
  • OBAMA’S BARBARIC UN RESOLUTION-Report: he’s cooking up another one

    12/27/2016 5:12:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 27, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    . UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its critics—who include Democratic lawmakers and the staunchly left-wing Central Conference of American (Reform) Rabbis (here and here)—have made it out to be. The resolution—whose passage was made possible by the U.S. abstention ordered by President Obama from Hawaii—is not just shameful, unfair, unbalanced, or destructive. It’s barbaric. Only in one clause—which is in the preamble, which has less force than the body of the text—does the resolution explicitly call on Palestinians to do anything. The preamble calls on...
  • Diplomatic Whirlwind Looming in President Obama’s Final Days (follow up strike)

    12/26/2016 5:10:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Forward ^ | 12-26-16 | Barak Ravid
    rael fears that the United States and France want to advance another move on the Israeli-Palestinian issue before President Obama leaves office on January 20. A senior official in Jerusalem said that during Sunday’s security cabinet meeting, ministers were presented with an assessment that during the international foreign ministers’ meeting scheduled for January 15 in Paris as part of the French peace initiative, a series of decisions on the peace process will be made. These will immediately be brought to the UN Security Council for a vote and will be adopted there before January 20. The move presented to the...
  • Rejecting the false notion that Israel is occupier

    12/26/2016 10:53:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 75 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-25-16 | Alan Clemmons
    This lie whitewashes violence against Israeli Jews, and leads directly to the antisemitic delegitimization of Israel. The U.N. Security Council's passage of Resolution 2334, an outrageous act of hostility personally engineered by President Obama against the State of Israel, has rightly evoked great anger across all parts of the American political spectrum. This past summer, the Republican Party’s platform section expressing our unequivocal support for Israel, included a key statement made in anticipation of President Obama’s betrayal of our great ally: “We reject the false notion that Israel is an occupier…” Given the anticipated effects of Resolution 2334, this policy...
  • Jerusalem Post Editorial: Obama’s parting shot

    12/26/2016 10:39:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-16
    We can only lament Obama's decision, made in the twilight of his term. It hurts chances for direct negotiations, strengthens BDS and sullies Israel’s name In defending America's decision to abstain in a UN Security Council vote that castigates Israel for settlement building, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said the vote was perfectly in line with longstanding US policy. Technically, this is true. Since 1967, consecutive US administrations starting with Lyndon Johnson’s and continuing through George W. Bush’s have made clear their opposition to settlements. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Nor are US...
  • DEFECTIVE LAW AND MORALITY IN THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION

    12/26/2016 6:26:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 26, 2016 | Richard L. Cravatts
    The shameful and morally incoherent December 23rd resolution vote by the UN Security Council demanding that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem,” also includes dangerous language that proclaims that Israeli settlements, which are “dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution,” have “no legal validity.” The United States, contrary to its customary role, abstained from the vote, which passed by a vote of 14 in favor out of 15 countries, and this departure marks in a new low in the U.S.’s relations with Israel, even though the State Department under...
  • Did Fatah thank 14 countries for granting it permission to kill Israelis?

    12/25/2016 7:33:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Palestinian Media Watch ^ | 12-25-16 | Itamar Marcus
    Three days ago Fatah’s official Facebook page posted a drawing of its map of “Palestine,” which includes all of Israel and painted like the Palestinian flag, being used to stab the word “settlement.” The text above the image: “#Palestine will defeat the settlement ” (Above left) Yesterday in response to the UN Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements illegal, Fatah republished the identical image but added a pool of blood at the bottom, and the words “Thank You” above the image, and the names of the 14 countries that voted in favor of the UN resolution. (Above right) Is Fatah...
  • What Will We Tell Christian Minorities In The Middle East This Christmas?

    12/25/2016 7:23:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-23-16 | Ewelina Ochab
    Around Christmas 2015, numerous voices within the international community raised their concerns that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq reached the threshold of "genocide" under international law. The movement was highly visible in the United States, led by the Knights of Columbus, followed by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Russell Moore, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Despite growing consensus on the issue in the United States, the U.S. Government has remained silent for...